Addressing the International conference organized by Jain International Trade Organization (JITO), Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi said, “Gujarat has taken pioneering initiatives for finding lasting -solutions to some of the basic problems faced by our country. During the 3000 days of present-governance, we could successfully inspire the collective strength of society in right direction, and we could find the solutions. People's participation has worked wonders. Gujarat has shown path to the nation.”

JITO had invited Shri Narendrabhai Modi as a principal speaker to deliver a lecture in the International Conference. International figure in Information Technology, Shri Narayan Murty, Captains of Industries Shri Gautam Adani and Shri Sudhir Mehta were also present.

Referring to the robust growth taking place in our country, Shri Narendrabhai Modi said that poor and deprived classes are in the grip of problems and sufferings; they lack the resources and opportunities. Gujarat has shown the path by finding meaningful solutions to such problems by motivating collective social strength of society for solving their problems.

Chief Minister strongly supported the views expressed by Shri Narayan Murty, “In democracy, Right of voting is of paramount importance.” Agreeing to the views expressed by the thought-leader, Chief Minister observed that it is important to have right leadership with a political will of finding lasting solutions to the problems faced by our nation. Voting is the most powerful tool, he added.

He raised some of the very crucial issues during his address, “Do we not have a path of remedying the problems faced by our nation? Would everything go just like that, as it goes? Since I assumed office in 2001, to solve the problems of common man, we contemplated on finding meaningful solutions with long term vision. People were not getting electricity supply during dinner time. We delivered them 24 hours Electricity Supply through Jyotigram-Yojana. Resources and Mechanism were same, but with a strong-will we could find the solutions. During 3000 days of people-centric Governance, we have taken decisive measures to extricate malnutrition.” He also detailed the pioneering initiatives taken by Gujarat.

Similarly, with an intention to provide speedy justice to the poor, we have implemented the innovative initiative of evening courts. We have visualized the goal of zero-pendency. We could successfully win active participation of people in solving the problems. Shri Narendrabhai Modi said, “We have adopted an approach, Minimum Government, and Maximum Empowerment of the Society.” We have furthered the
Mahajan Parampara, which we have inherited from our ancestors. With a fierce resolve to extricate malnutrition in children and pregnant-mothers; we have launched a public movement to battle out malnutrition. People have reposed their trust, they have made significant contributions in Sukhadi-distribution. “He also outlined the movement under which people donate milk for poor children. Every village has joined in to the movement.

Gujarat's pioneering legislative initiative of making voting mandatory in the local-body's election has gained momentum. It seeks to provide Negative –Voting right to the citizen, as result of that the political parties would understand importance of choosing appropriate candidate. It would further consolidate the strength of people in democracy. Active participation of citizen-forums would get increase positively. Gujarat has made a beginning. Chief Minister made an offer to Shri Narayan Murty,” Come to Gujarat, Guides us .Accept the responsible position of an Advisor to the Government. Help us in implementing your vision of national -interest. Gujarat is ready to take an initiative in this regard.”

Jainacharya, Shri Nayaprabhsagarjee Maharaj appreciated leadership-acumen of Shri Narendrabhai Modi. Under his leadership Gujarat has scaled sublime development heights. Gujarat has shown the path in many ways-compassion to every living-being, environment, national security, safeguarding our culture; Shri Nayaprabhsagarjee Maharaj admired C.M's prodigious initiatives.

Shri Narayan Murty said, “India has registered robust growth in many sectors. Our nation has proved its eminence. Even though, there are crores of people who are illiterate, they do not have an access to drinking water. People who are living below poverty line are help-less. There exists striking imbalance between rural and urban development. There also exists socio- economic imbalance. There is a need for efficient healthcare system for poor people. We must improve the quality of governance. For that, every citizen must exercise his right to vote. We must elect appropriate leadership. We may not afford to remain passive; voting is the most powerful tool in democracy. Rising above religion, caste or any other factor, we must vote for the qualitative leadership. It would consolidate our democracy. “

Chairman-JITO-Shri Gajendra Patni and President Shri Hemant Shah highlighted the theme of the conference.


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Remembering Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose - PM Inaugurates Subhas Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort
January 23, 2019

PM Visits Yaad-e-Jallian Museum, Museum on 1857 and Drishyakala Museum in Delhi All 4 Museums named as Kranti Mandir.

Remembering the heroes of freedom struggle, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paid floral tributes and inaugurated the Subhas Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort today, to mark his 122nd birth anniversary.  

He visited the Museum on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Indian National Army. PM said, ‘I bow to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his Jayanti. He was a stalwart who committed himself towards ensuring India is free and leads a life of dignity. We are committed to fulfilling his ideals and creating a strong India.’  He also added that History echoes from these walls. In this very building, brave sons of India, Colonel Prem Sahgal, Colonel Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon and Major General Shah Nawaz Khan were put on trial by the colonial rulers. He glanced over the photographs depicting a detailed account of Subhas Chandra Bose and the history of Indian National Army. PM also saw some of the artefacts associated with Netaji and INA such as wooden chair and sword used by Netaji, medals, badges and uniforms of INA. 

The Prime Minister browsed at the photographs, paintings and newspaper clippings depicting the authentic account of Jallianwala Bagh massacre  showcased in the Yaad-e-Jallian Museum. The museum intends to take visitors through the history of Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919 and sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during World War-1. 

He also visited the Museum on 1857- India’s first war of Independence and saw the portrayal the historical narrative of 1857 war of independence, showcasing the valour and sacrifices made by Indians during the period. These museums to showcase the sacrifice of our freedom fighters. 

Prime Minister had a look at the Exhibition on Indian Art at the Drishyakala- Museum organized at the same venue. He said ‘To see Gurudev Tagore’s works at Drishyakala is a treat for art lovers. We all know Gurudev Tagore as a prolific writer but he also had a strong link with the world or art. He produced lots of works, featuring multiple themes. Gurudev’s works were also exhibited internationally.’ He also tweeted ‘I would specially urge art lovers to visit Drishyakala, which will take you through the finest aspects of Indian art and culture. Works of eminent Indian artists like Raja Ravi Varma, Gurudev Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandlal Bose, Gaganendranath Tagore, Sailoz Mookherjea amd Jamini Roy are on display at the exhibition.

PM while inaugurating the museums said that,  it was extremely humbling to inaugurate four museums relating to India's rich history and culture. All four museums have been named as Kranti Mandir. This complex includes Museums on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army, Yaad-e-Jallian Museum (on Jallianwala Bagh and World War 1), Museum on 1857- India’s First War of Independence and Drishyakala Museum on Indian Art, spanning three centuries, with over 450 works of art!

Kranti Mandir is a tribute to the revolutionary zeal and courage of our great freedom fighters. Ahead  of the Republic Day, these will deepen the connect between our glorious history and our youth as well as add to the patriotic fervour among citizens.